Teacher and Catechist Formation

"An accompanier and educator of those who are entrusted to him by the Church; the catechist is an expert in the art of accompaniment, has educational expertise, is able to listen and enter into the dynamics of human growth, becomes a traveling companion with patience and a sense of gradualness, in docility to the action of the Holy Spirit and through a process of formation helps his brothers to mature in the Christian life and journey toward God." (Directory for Catechesis, 74)

Catholic School Teacher Formation

Equipping teachers to help them grow in understanding of their vocation as an educator in a Catholic environment, sharpen their skills so they may effectively give witness to Jesus Christ, and deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith in ways that enable them to integrate faith with other subject areas thereby forming students as missionary disciples.

Price: $

Parish Catechist Formation

In collaboration with your local catechetical leader, each catechist will participate in a process of formation, either initial or ongoing, that is appropriate for your important ministry and personal missionary discipleship.

Unlike in the past, formation will not be measured by hours but rather by opportunities. It should also be accomplished along with others in your Parish or Family as part of a formation community.

Over the course of this year (September 2022 through August 2023), every catechist’s initial formation pathway will include the following:
1. Living As Missionary Disciples
2. Diocese of Buffalo Overview
3. Catechetical Methods Course
4. One in-person event

Price: $